A new editor has been appointed to take charge of a regional daily and two sister weeklies in Wiltshire.
Pete is currently head of audience at Portsmouth daily The News, where he is responsible for online readership growth.
He said: “This is my first editorship and I’m delighted it’s at the helm of such an excellent group of titles.
“The area is a great patch for news and I’m very much looking forward to getting started in the New Year.”
He switched to The News as chief sub in 2007, before taking on the roles of deputy head of content and then head of content in Portsmouth.
In a message to staff announcing Pete’s appointment, Newsquest Wiltshire managing director Chris Moore said: “I am confident that Pete will add additional value to our fantastic editorial team in Wiltshire and I am sure you will all join me in wishing him well in his new role as we welcome him into our business.”
Prior to his departure, Gary had been responsible for both the Oxford Mail and the Advertiser in his role as regional editor for Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
After he left, Mail managing editor Sara Taylor took interim charge in Oxford while Advertiser deputy editor Michelle Tompkins did the same in Swindon.
Newsquest has yet to confirm when a new permanent editor will be appointed in Oxford.